Author tells the story of his father, Gabriel Fuentes, Jr., and the Sixty-fifth Infantry, manned totally by natives of Puerto Rico, and their important role in World War II. Their original assignments were protecting U.S. interests in the Caribbean, including an extended stint guarding the Panama Canal. Their exemplary service earned them a transfer to the African Theater and ultimately to the Maritime Alps, where they guarded supply lines and the Franco/Italian border in the closing hours of the war. Book is generously illustrated with full-color photos, art, and maps throughout.... type, which greatly eased the problem of frequency interference but created evident problems when the infantry needed to talk to the artillery. ... Thus, a regimental commander who wanted to transmit to all his platoons had to transmit through the battalion and company headquarters to do so. ... Weighing thirty-five pounds, its wide metal chassis had to be carried in a backpack or transported on a jeep.
|Title||:||Return to Avalon|
|Author||:||Gabriel Fuentes, Jorge L. Fuentes Vázques, Reynolds S. Kiefer|